Sunday, 4 November 2012

How far have we got to go??

Responsible and innovative teaching – the biggest challenge
Being innovative in the way we approach diverse, personalised learning needs
-embrace active engagement
-facilitating and mentoring
-Knowledge building
-fluid grouping and shared transparent planning, goals, and assessment
-children teaching children
-children understand and own the learning process

But also

Being responsible for how we teach to prepare students to cope in the future
-words of empowerment, self belief, self direct!!!
-fostering curiosity and passion for learning
-team teaching approach that reflects collaboration team work and interacting ideas
-facilitating the exploration of information available
-empathy and responsibility as connected global citizens

Professional learning communities
Improve effectiveness of PD
Cycle of continuous learning appropriate and relevant to you
Potential to clarify thinking, gain support from like-minded people, generate new thinking, Sustain improvement of an idea over time.
Opens doors to network with other like-minded professionals, locally, nationally and globally
Teaching as Inquiry - Ariki
Collaborate, share knowledge - blog, tweet Facebook, build knowledge with specialists, leading educators, mentors, other schools that are making a difference. Adapting best practices from around the world to suit our needs.
Online professional development – vln, Facebook (emerging leaders, e central leaders)
Become a lurker – core ed, simon breakspear, jaqui sharp, hey millie, allanah king, Edtalks, Tedtalks, You tube.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions!

Flexible learning environments - Albany Senior High School
Recognising students learn in different ways at different times.
Digital technologies provide anytime, anywhere learning not just the classroom
Invite opportunities for children to share, engage and inspire each other

Stonefield School
Range of devices that allow learning to become mobile, integrated and collaborative
We have access to global knowledge and collaboration let’s use it
Variety of seating options
No teacher desk – teachers are modelling the engagement of learning interacting and questioning rather than providing the knowledge at the front of the room. Increases collaboration between teachers

Personalising learning
Education is about bringing out the best in people while preparing them for a future that none of us know or can imagine
Our planning, assessment and teaching practises need to reflect this
Teaching will be more about deliberate acts of teaching and quality use of questioning
Questions that will
extend ideas
challenge current beliefs
engage a problem solving approach
Language that will build self empowerment and belief

A school / classroom culture that reflects and values
-every idea as a fractal part of the best idea
-collaboration creates a community of learners
-a connected, digital citizen whose attitudes reflect empathy and respect, valuing the need to share and source knowledge from a variety of places globally, nationally and locally.
Developing 21 century skills
Critical thinking, life long learning, ICT literacy, Info and media literacy, creativity, communication, collaboration
-          Knowledge building pedagogy values all ideas
Developing a sense of a reputation that reflects who they are and what is important to them. This is both online and face to face. How to protect this.

 Its not the technology you use - its how you are using it
-          Not for research and presenting
-          Now for collaborating, sharing, networking, specialist advice, gaining feedback, extending ideas, generating new ideas, recording learning overtime, data management
-          Digital citizenship for global connections

Many different ways this can be done
Maniakalani project should be first step
Talking to your techy should be the next
Personalising learning
Ownership of data
Key competencies
Self managing, self directing
24 /7 learning, anywhere, anytime
Cloud technology - Online data management
A structure like this, you get to know your students well.
Impacts students
-Provides instant access - not a minute wasted waiting for access to a resource, teacher time, lack of direction and ownership of learning
-getting access to resources and expertise
-access to learning 24 / 7 to their learning, resources to consolidate new learning, a portal for sharing learning, inviting feedback and feedforward, invite collaboration between children globally
-cater for just in time learning
-communicate collaborate between students, teachers and parents
Impacts student achievement
-Student achievement data shared
-Students provide evidence of their understanding of their goals then set new ones
-Redefining what is important valid and informative data
-transparency - work is seen and supported by colleagues
-everyone’s responsibility for that child’s achievement and success not just one teacher.
Impacts communication
-keep up with changes, monitor progress and learning overtime, enabling 1-1 computing, reduce waste and photocopying and expensive stationery.
-collaborative planning online
-meetings from all parts of the country

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